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Houseboats: A modern residential option

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Once a novelty accommodation for vacation, houseboats are becoming more and more popular as full-time residences.

While some are still modest, these floating homes are becoming just as modern and chic as other modest metropolitan living arrangements. They’re also capable of producing more environmentally friendly living situations.

Take Seattle, for instance. This sleepless town has a community with over 500 houseboats docked upon lakes with excellent views of both the skyline and mountains. And it’s not the only one.

Houseboats have become an international phenomena, with communities from Taiwan to Amsterdam.

My switch from land to sea would require essentials like a full kitchen and cool features such as glass floors.

So, I ask, what would motivate you to give up being a land dweller for a home on the water?

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